In its 50th Year, Cerami & Associates Expands with New Projects and People in Four Cities

Cerami continue to grow its award-winning practice in acoustics and technology with two new offices in Philadelphia and Chicago, the expansion of its Washington D.C. office, and the addition of new capabilities in audiovisual and integrated workplace technology.

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Celebrating 50 years of passionate responsibility in the building industry, the nationally renowned consultancy in acoustical, audiovisual, IT and security design, Cerami & Associates, Inc., has announced new hires, promotions, and expansion in four major metropolitan markets. The announcement includes dozens of new building projects, promotions of the firm’s acclaimed team of experts, as well as expanded capabilities in audiovisual and technology design.

Over the last year, the acclaimed, 75-person women-owned business enterprise (WBE) — founded 1965 in New York City by acoustics pioneer Vito V. Cerami and owned by his daughter Victoria J. Cerami since 1987 — has launched two new regional offices in Chicago and Philadelphia, and expanded its Washington, D.C. presence. These new offices are providing creative, strategic consulting on key building systems for major construction projects in those markets, providing practical, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to real-life design problems, says the firm.

“We have cultivated a strong national reputation for finding practical, innovative, and cost-effective solutions to the most challenging design problems facing building owners and architects today,” says Cerami & Associates CEO Victoria J. Cerami. “These regional offices, along with our latest new hires and promotions, represent a natural outgrowth of our increasingly global project activity and our passionate, client-centered approach.”

WASHINGTON: In Washington, D.C., the firm has a staff of seven experts in acoustics, audiovisual technology, and integrated building systems. These include the well-regarded acoustics and sustainability expert Geoffrey Sparks, INCE, LEED AP BD+C, who has been promoted to principal. Additionally, Don Walters, an audiovisual expert and Certified Technology Specialist (CTS), has been promoted to associate principal, and the LEED-accredited acoustics specialist Robby Deem is elevated to associate. According to the CEO Cerami, the additional Washington, D.C. staff members include: Andrew Parise, senior associate; the associates Steven Sinclair, CTS, and William Hanley; as well as Jameson Dickman, a junior associate in the firm.

To accommodate the new talent and leadership, the firm has moved to suite 600 in the same building where it has been located previously, 2000 L Street NW in Washington, D.C., 20036.

NEW YORK: Meanwhile, in the New York headquarters of Cerami & Associates, Ian D. Bromilow, a leading practitioner in acoustical design, architectural sound simulations and electroacoustics has been promoted to principal. Bromilow brings extensive experience in the field both in the U.K. and the United States. Additionally, Ari Lesser has been named a senior associate in the firm.

PHILADELPHIA: In Philadelphia, Cerami & Associates has formally announced the opening of its regional office located at 1700 Market Street, Suite 1750, Philadelphia, PA, 19103. Established to support projects and clients in the institutional, commercial and workplace sectors, the office is led by senior staff members including audiovisual expert Matt Ezold, CTS-D, and senior associate Britt Emanuel. In addition, the firm’s CEO Victoria Cerami has cultivated a high profile as an advisor and admired entrant in the Philadelphia business community.

CHICAGO: In related and major news, the CEO Cerami notes that Cerami & Associates has recently opened an office in Chicago, the firm’s first stronghold in the Midwest. Among the firm’s professionals located there is James Waddell, an associate principal who specializes in workplace technologies, smart cities and building project delivery. “We are exceptionally pleased to be working on several new projects in the Chicago area, a strong market that has a long and storied history of innovation in building systems and technologies,” Cerami added.

Celebrating its four new regional offices and the bolstered staff ranks, Cerami & Associates marks its 50th anniversary year with a renewed commitment to the building occupants its work ultimately serves. The new tagline — “Celebrating 50 Years of Passionate Responsibility” — has become a rallying cry and a brand promise to both longstanding clients and new project acquisitions.

“Organic growth of Cerami & Associates makes us proud, but it is all the more meaningful if we can deliver world-class services and create better buildings working with leading architects and property developers in these major regional hubs,” says the CEO Cerami. She adds that the firm’s passion and responsibility extend to education and mentoring, leading the firm to establish the Vito V. Cerami Scholarship Fund, which provides $10,000 scholarships to young women studying mechanical engineering through the ACE Mentor Program of Greater New York.

Leaders in the architecture and real estate development have noted that the recent growth of Cerami & Associates will benefit a broader market of institutional, commercial and specialty building types. The consulting firm is applauded for “driving innovation, helping project teams futurecast market needs and embed greater intelligence into their building systems,” as one industry journal reported. “New technologies have broad potential to transform every building type and occupant.”

About Cerami & Associates, Inc.

Celebrating 50 years of passionate responsibility, Cerami & Associates, Inc. (also known as Cerami) is a national leader in acoustical, audiovisual, IT and security consulting providing creative design services for a wide range of world-class projects, such as the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (Mumbai), One World Trade Center, Zuckerman Research Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and The New School’s University Center. The firm’s reputation for design excellence is matched by its thought leadership in fast-evolving, highly technical disciplines that are essential to business and organizational leaders today. Cerami & Associates is a Woman-owned Business Enterprise (WBE). For more details, visit